Since school started, we have been busy making those boring old book covers pretty and fun! Lexi brought home her books on the first night and we covered them in the standard grocery bag cover. B-O-R-I-N-G! So Andy volunteered to draw on them for her. That was cool but not nearly cool enough for a freshman, you know? So the brilliant girl that she is, decides to make her own covers with photoshop. *Yep, I was pretty proud of her!* So she started out with her binder covers since she has clear covers this year and wanted to spice them up. She made both binder covers and then brought her books in to my desk and said, "I have two questions for you." Okay? "Number one, will you print out the covers I made for my binder?" Sure. "Number two, would you make me some covers for my Montana History book and my Geometry book?" I kind of looked at her funny because I know she can do this on her own and I am surfing the internet working really hard on something and she rolled her eyes a little bit and said, "I made two, so you should make two." LOL! So I did.
First we measured the book covers to see what size we would need. Then I created her covers in photoshop just like I would make a layout. I tried to stay with the theme of the subject and I made her let her pick out the kits she wanted on the covers. After way too long, I narrowed it down to a few kits and told her she had 5 seconds to choose.
This is what we came up with....
Credits: Natural Beauty by Krystal Hartley
After we printed them out we simply tacked them down with a little tombow liquid glue to the grocery bag cover and then sealed the covers with packing tape.
She was pretty excited to show them off the next day!
You could do this with little notebooks, or print them out on iron on paper and adhere them to a fabric book cover as well! The possibilities are endless and how much fun would it be to give away some personalized little books or notebooks? So give it a try!
Have a great day!